The Second Battle of Cabin Creek: Brilliant Victory

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The commander of the three-hundred-wagon Union supply train never expected a large ragtag group of Texans and Native Americans to attack during the dark of night in Union-held territory. But Brigadier Generals Richard Gano and Stand Watie defeated the unsuspecting Federals in the early morning hours of September 19, 1864, at Cabin Creek in the Cherokee nation. The legendary Watie, the only Native American general on either side, planned details of the raid for months. His preparation paid off—the Confederate ...
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Overview

The commander of the three-hundred-wagon Union supply train never expected a large ragtag group of Texans and Native Americans to attack during the dark of night in Union-held territory. But Brigadier Generals Richard Gano and Stand Watie defeated the unsuspecting Federals in the early morning hours of September 19, 1864, at Cabin Creek in the Cherokee nation. The legendary Watie, the only Native American general on either side, planned details of the raid for months. His preparation paid off—the Confederate troops captured wagons with supplies that would be worth more than $75 million today. Writer, producer and historian Steve Warren uncovers the untold story of the last raid at Cabin Creek in this Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal–winning history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609498320
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Series: Civil War Sesquicentennial Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 798,555
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Warren is a writer, producer, and historian. He earned his BA in Communications from University of Tulsa and went on to earn his MA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma. Warren was writer and executive producer on a documentary devoted to the Cabin Creek battle. Warren is a member of the Friends of Cabin Creek Battlefield.
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Table of Contents

Foreword William L. Shea 9

Preface 11

Acknowledgements 13

Chapter 1 The Historic Cabin Creek Ford 15

Chapter 2 "Greenbrier Joe" Martin and His Pensacola Ranch 23

Chapter 3 The War in Indian Territory 29

Chapter 4 Waties's Daring Plan 37

Chapter 5 Ridin' a Raid: The Attack on the Hay Camp at Flat Rock 45

Chapter 6 Rollin' Down the Texas-Military Road 55

Chapter 7 A Perfect Cyclone of Excitement 67

Chapter 8 The Spoils of War 81

Chapter 9 Gano's Bold Ruse at Pryor's Greek 87

Chapter 10 The Thanks of the Confederate Congress 93

Chapter 11 With Malice Toward None 107

Chapter 12 The Veterans and Their Recollections 125

Chapter 13 The Legend: The Lost Cannon in Cabin Greek 129

Chapter 14 May the Spirits Keep Watch 135

Appendix I General Gano's War Memoirs 137

Appendix II "Recollections of a Kansas Pioneer," Dr. George A. Moore 183

Appendix III Battle Map: September 19, 1864 193

Appendix IV The Moon During the Second Battle of Cabin Creek 195

Appendix V Historical Mileage 199

Appendix VI List of officers with Escort to Supply Train 201

Appendix VII POWs Captured at Flat Rock and Cabin Creek, Indian Territory 203

Appendix VIII In Memoriam 209

Appendix IX Stand Watie Surrender Document 213

Notes 215

Bibliography 237

Index 249

About the Author 255

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